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FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

The FACE Office held an awards ceremony before the End-of-Year Family Celebration on June 1 to honor the person who attended the most Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) courses and two all star volunteers who were nominated by those who deeply appreciate their contributions to their school communities. Check out the winners below and...
2nd Annual Northeast Reading Family Extravaganza Fosters a Love of Reading in Children

2nd Annual Northeast Reading Family Extravaganza Fosters a Love of Reading in Children

The 2nd Annual Northeast Family Reading Extravaganza was held on May 17, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln High School. The event welcomed 350 families from across Northeast Philadelphia. This event was geared toward families with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, but all were welcome. The event was an opportunity for staff, students, volunteers, and families...
A HUGE Thank You to All Who Participated in the FACE End of Year Family Celebration!

A HUGE Thank You to All Who Participated in the FACE End of Year Family Celebration!

The Office of Family and Community Engagement would like to extend a massive thank you to all families, staff, community members, vendors, and workshop presenters who participated in the End-of-Year Family Celebration on Friday, June 1, 2018. The event welcomed over 500(!!) people, nearly 30 resource vendors, and 8 family-friendly and educational workshops. Along with...
SAC Parent and FACE Deputy Chief Share Expertise on Panel at William Penn Foundation Event

SAC Parent and FACE Deputy Chief Share Expertise on Panel at William Penn Foundation Event

Meaningfully engaging and communicating with families is something that all educators and administrators struggle with—even us here in FACE! In a city as diverse and large as Philadelphia, communication with families is especially challenging. What will grab parents’ attention? Which communication vehicle works best? How do we phrase our messaging? The William Penn Foundation hosted...
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FACT Course Spotlight: “Eat.Healthy, Be.Happy” by the Eat.Right.Now. Program

Choosing a meal that is both healthy and something your kids will enjoy can be difficult and frustrating for any caregiver. But that doesn’t always have to be the case! Last month, The District’s Eat.Right.Now team (SNAP-Ed funded) hosted a cooking workshop where over fifteen caregivers came out to learn about healthy eating and try...
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Letter from the Superintendent: The March 14 Student Walkout

In light of the most recent school shooting tragedy in Florida, students across the nation are trying to find constructive ways to deal with the aftermath of this horrific event. As a result, on March 14 students from all across the country are planning to walk out of school for 17 minutes in solidarity with...
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Coming March 12, 2018: New Parent & Family Portal!

On March 12, 2018, the School District of Philadelphia will launch a new Parent & Family Portal through Infinite Campus. The School District of Philadelphia is proud to offer a tool that parents and family members may use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of Philadelphia’s Parent & Family Portal gives you access...
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Introducing Dr. Natalie Mathurin, Our New Medical Director of Student Support Services

For the first time ever, the School District of Philadelphia has a Medical Director who will support our students’ health! Focus on FACE interviewed Dr. Natalie Mathurin about her new position and how she plans to promote health and wellness in our schools. Focus on FACE: Tell us about your new position as Medical Director...
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Read a message from District Medical Director about the Flu

Flu season is upon us and has hit students and adults alike especially hard this year. School District of Philadelphia Medical Director and Deputy Chief Health Services Natalie Mathurin gives a few tips for families on taking care of students with the flu: Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water...
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Parent & Guardian and District-Wide Student Survey Now Open!

Every year, the Office of Research and Evaluation conducts surveys multiple school stakeholders. The District-wide Survey program reaches thousands of District students, teachers, principals, and parents/guardians annually. The surveys were designed to capture feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. With an...